Northern Ireland Development Summit

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Join us for a half-day summit to discuss the opportunities in Northern Ireland’s buoyant infrastructure and property development sector. This will be an exclusive and complimentary conference/networking event for all senior stakeholders active in this sector in Northern Ireland. Hosted by the ACE Group and Brunel Professions the day will allow attendees to:

• learn about and discuss trends in the changing political and economic landscape
• explore the various public and private sector development opportunities
• understand better how sustainability is an intrinsic element of all new development
• hear from legal, business development, liability and risk management experts


12:30pm Buffet lunch

1:30 Welcome and update – Stuart Mackenzie, Chair, ACE Northern Ireland Committee, ACE Group
1:45 Welcome from Belfast City Council – Nuala Gallagher, Director for City Centre Regeneration and Deborah Colville, Smart Cities – Portfolio Manager, Belfast City Council
2.00 Welcome and update – Sam Ibbott, Sustainable Smart Cities Initiative, ACE Group
2:20 Property Development Panel – Chaired by Michael Boyd, ?Head of Geo-Environment, WYG
3:00 Risk Management: Warranties, Contracts and Professional Indemnity Insurance – James Burgoyne, Director – Claims & Technical, Brunel Professions Ltd
3:40 Leyton UK presentation – TBC
4:10 Planning Law issues in Northern Ireland – Grant McBurney, Planning Partner, and Kirsten Magee, Associate Solicitor, Professional Negligence, Carson Macdowell
4:40 ICWCI – Director and Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Clerk of Works
5:00 Drinks Reception: Mix with other professionals working to build the new Northern Ireland